Amer­i­can Air­lines threat­ens to can­cel la­bor con­tracts

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NEW YORK | A lawyer rep­re­sent­ing Amer­i­can Air­lines says that if the com­pany can’t reach cost-cut­ting deals with la­bor unions, it will ask a fed­eral bank­ruptcy judge to throw out union con­tracts.

The com­pany will seek to void sev­eral col­lec­tive-bar­gain­ing agree­ments that have been un­der in­tense ne­go­ti­a­tions since Amer­i­can and par­ent AMR Corp. filed for bank­ruptcy pro­tec­tion Nov. 29.

At­tor­ney Har­vey Miller said Thurs­day that both the com­pany and the unions have ne­go­ti­ated in good faith, but he doesn’t ex­pect Amer­i­can Air­lines par­ent com­pany AMR Corp. and the unions to reach con­sen­sus.

Unions for pi­lots, flight at­ten­dants and ground work­ers have been ex­pect­ing just such a move.

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